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Reading Time: 2 minutes CloudCredibility.com has selected 8 Pro players to make the leap into the inaugural first CloudCred Pro League. Typically, on CloudCred, players complete learning or engagement tasks on their own or with their team, earn points, and move up the leaderboards.  No one but the player can observe what strategies he or she has used, and no one is able to watch this process.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classification on who is best compared to another), but the top 5-10 are honestly the real top blogger. And it has become a ritual event  in this period of each year (there is also a nice History of the Top vBlog).

Reading Time: 1 minute The last week I’ve realized a new article for the StarWind blog focused on the different types of storage controllers in VMware vSphere (see Storage Controllers in VMware vSphere). To access block-based devices (like virtual disks, CD/DVD-ROM), but also generic SCSI devices, a virtual machine uses storage controllers, which at least one is added by default when you create the virtual machine and the type of it depends by the type of guest OS that you have chosen. You can make several change changes while you are in the creation wizard.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Packt has released a new book for VMware vSphere: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 – Second Edition written by Martin Gavanda. I’m in the author list, but just because some of the material of this book cames from the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book.

Reading Time: 3 minutes This year the vExpert 2019 announce has taken much time compared with the vExpert 2018 announce, because of some changes in the votation process. But finally has arrived, with some changes from the past years (not only for the delay, but also with the list that has been reduced). And also this time I’ve been confirmed as a vExpert. Note that “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise, it’s much like an award.

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Sunday 3rd March, Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.0, a new branch of the foundation of the GNU/Linux operating system. Does this new branch mean something special, or it’s just a different way to give a name to the Linux kernel (instead of using 4.22).

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Gartner CIO Leadership Forum – London (Mar 4-6) Gartner Data & Analytics Summit – London (Mar 4-6) HPE Technology and Solutions Summit – Paris (Mar 11-15) Ivanti Interchange – Madrid (Mar 11-14) Cloud Expo Europe – London (Mar 12-13) The Industrial IoT Strategies Summit – Lisbon (Mar 13-14) VMUG Virtual Event – Online (Mar 14) Datawork Summit – Barcelona (Mar 18-21) The Future of Cybersecurity – London (Mar 19) Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam (Mar 20-21) VMUG NL UserCon – Utrecht (Mar 21) WHD.global – Europa-Park (Mar 23-29)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2019, actually only by email. The official list is still outdated with 2018 names, but probably there will be several renewal and some changes. The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Feedspot, the content reader for reading all your favorite blogs and news websites in one place, has defined a list of the best virtualization blogs from thousands of top sysadmin blogs in their index using search and social metrics. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria:

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Cisco Live EU 2019 – Barcelona (Jan 28 – Feb 1) OpenNebula TechDay of 2019 – EuroCloud (Feb 14) Chief Data Officer Europe – London (February 26-28) World IA Day 2019 – (February 23) Mobile World Congress – Barcelona (February 25-28) Embedded World 2019 – Nuremberg (February 26-28) Microsoft Ignite The Tour – London (February 26-28) Technology Live! – London (February 28)

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